Finally the Spring here! Like what? When I look out the window, I feel more like it’s April, or maybe October? At least I don’t get spring fever in this weather. Rainy, windy, just ew! My parents were in Italy last week and I immediately took this as an opportunity to reminisce. Summery warm evenings in Italy with fine food and Ricotta stuffed… Stop! Let’s start from the beginning and tell the story of a delicious, simple and above all vegan ricotta .
Ricotta yes, but please without “moohh”
How good that there are already a few Pizza recipes on my site, because so you can easily see the recipe for the base. The tomato sauce also remains “almost” the same, except for the addition of two tablespoons vegan ricottas . This makes the base even a good bit creamier and thus irresistible. The topping couldn’t be more spring-like, green asparagus, peas and fresh cherry tomatoes. I would say a dream? At the very end I add a few blobs of vegan ricotta on top and perfect is our Italian delicacy. Mamma Mia!
When preparing the green Asparagus you basically have two options. PREPARATION: Wash the asparagus, pat dry a little, cut off the ends of the asparagus by about a centimeter.
- GRILL: Brush asparagus with a little olive oil and place on hot grill (or grill pan). Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- BLANCH: Blanch in a steamer or asparagus pot for 10 minutes with steam, then place on pizza.
How healthy is green asparagus actually?
Green asparagus is really fun and incredibly healthy:
- Only 18 kcal per 100g
- Contains a lot of folic acid
- Has a gentle draining effect
- Rich in vitamin A
The pizza with ricotta and green asparagus is:
- Quickly made
Perfect for a vegan lunch or dinner , almost like a short trip to Italy. I wish you a lot of fun with the Nachbacken and of course about a rating at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, use the hashtag #veganevibes.
Pizza with ricotta and green asparagus (vegan)
FOR THE PIZZA BASE:
FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE:
- 250 g green asparagus pre-grilled or blanched, see above in the text
- 150 g Peas I take pre-cooked peas on the jar, blanch fresh peas beforehand for 10 minutes
- 75 g Cherry tomatoes halved
- Fresh basil
- Vegan ricotta to taste
- Vegan Parmesan cheese to taste
- Pizza seasoning
- FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH put all the ingredients in order in a high-powered blender and process with the dough program until smooth. Alternatively, put everything in a bowl and process by hand or food processor (with kneading shake to a smooth dough. The dough should be neither too runny nor too dry and should come away from the edge of the bowl. Cover and let rise at room temperature for 30 minutes (minimally up to an hour.) NOTE: The dough does not like cold air, drafts or direct sunlight.170 ml lukewarm water, ½ Packet dry yeast, 7,5 g Raw cane sugar, ½ tbspn Salt, 250 g fine spelt flour
- Blanch or pre-grill asparagus and (optional peas) …see above in text!
- In the meantime TOMATE SAUCE prepare. To do this, place everything in a blender and blend to a smooth sauce. Set aside.15 g Tomato paste, ½ tbspn Salt, 1 tbspn Basil, 240 g peeled and diced tomatoes
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees (pizza level or intensive heat) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Remove pizza dough from bowl after rising time and knead on a floured work surface for 1-2 minutes. Roll out with a pastry roller to a round dough and spread on the baking paper. The dough should approximately fill the baking tray.
- Spread tomato sauce evenly with a spoon. Decorate with asparagus, peas and cherry tomatoes as desired. Place in oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven, finish with ricotta, parmesan and basil, portion and enjoy!30 g vegan ricotta, 250 g green asparagus, 150 g Peas, 75 g Cherry tomatoes, Fresh basil, Vegan ricotta to taste, Vegan Parmesan cheese to taste, Pizza seasoning
- Keeps up to 2 days covered in the refrigerator, but best fresh!